About me

"You don't get to rewrite your past, but YOU get to decide how your story ends!" My counseling philosophy is the belief that individuals have power, choice, voice. I have five years counseling experience with individuals with addiction issues, unresolved trauma, and grief and loss. I aim to assist individuals in reconnecting with his or her power of choice and voice, as well as, guiding one toward healing through development of healthy coping skills and peer support.

My counseling style is non-judgmental, warm, respectful, and compassionate. My approach to counseling combines Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. No one individual is the same - treatment plans and dialogue will reflect the specific needs of each individual. Taking the step toward healing can be a daunting task, but I hope to encourage you and help you find peace, happiness, and well-being while on this journey. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Co-morbidity , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

TN LPC 4877


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mari Carter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

She makes it easy to believe in love and honesty and that I can love again properly

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Mari for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Mari is a warm, engaging, and insightful counselor, and I find the work we do together to be both enjoyable and helpful!

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Mari has been great so far. I look forward to talking with her weekly

Written on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Mari for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Working with Mari has been truly life changing for me. I can’t imagine being on this journey without her. I instantly felt a connection to her, and that hasn’t changed a bit over time. I have struggled for years with my mental health and it’s so important to have a safe space to work through the nuance of what that means. Mari is incredibly patient, kind and a great listener. I can’t say enough good things about the tools I’ve picked up along the way. Starting and continuing therapy can be scary, but I’ve learned to put one foot in front of the other and to always be kind to myself along the way. I look forward to continuing to do the work with her alongside me.

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Mari is very kind and thoughtful in her responses. She takes great care to understand what you need and help provide the tools.

Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mari has been so helpful during this time in my life, helping me navigate through things. I am SO glad I decided to try counseling and even more thankful I was matched with Mari. She’s a saint! Highly recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety/depression. She’s so easy to talk to and it’s nice to have someone to listen! Thanks Mari!

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 4 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Mari was a great listener and helped me a ton during one of the hardest semesters I have had of my professional school career. I appreciate her highly for it.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Mari has helped me with my anxiety and I would gladly refer her to friends

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mari Carter is the therapist I’ve been looking for. She is such a strong listen and attentive to my needs. I love how she helps me work through issues and pushes me to find a resolution rather that telling me a possible one. That’s helped me tremendously in doing inner healing work and mental independence. She is available and reliable which is what I need in a therapist! I’ve been working with her for months and I and others see a drastic improvement in my mental health and stability!!

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching

Mari is very welcoming and has come up with some great strategies to help with stress/anxiety remedies. She does not so much prescribe solutions, more so gives options that work best for you.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

She is wonderful!!

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mari is wonderful! She provides real next steps to help you reflect on your decisions and challenges. She is patient, an excellent listener, and very responsive.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only had two phone sessions with Mari but she is very responsive and a calming presence to what seems to be my current chaos. It’s nice to have that nonjudgmental view of your situation. So far things are going well.

Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mari is great!

Written on Jan 07, 2021 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mari is patient and hears me out. She addresses all my concerns no matter how small they may seem...

Written on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mari is kind, patient, and understanding. Let’s you speak on your views openly. I never feel uncomfortable talking about politics, sexuality, religion, family, etc. Mari rules.

Written on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Mari for 3 months on issues concerning grief

Mari is a very patient listener. She is also very patient when there are silent times on the conversations. She gives you enough time to rethink and evaluate your choices, decisions. She also gives several options for you to evaluate and choose.

Written on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Mari is so kind and helpful. I’m excited to continue working with her

Written on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Mari has been amazing! I never thought therapy would be a good choice for me but she is easy to talk to and allows me to work through the problems I have within my marriage at our pace and is extremely helpful with the ideas to help us start communicating better.

Written on Mar 21, 2020 after therapy with Mari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Mari is amazing. I love working with her.

Work with me!